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MARGARET G. TAYLOR

Pelham News

[Welland Tribune, 29 May 1896]

It is with much regret that many friends learned of the death on Friday last of Margaret G. Taylor, beloved wife of William Sanderson, of Pelham, near Effingham, after a comparatively short illness, being confined to her bed but three weeks. She leaves her husband, two sons, Taylor, of St. Catharines, Joseph J., and a daughter, Annie E., to mourn her death. She was a woman of earnest Christian character and her death will be mourned by many. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning from the family residence to the North Pelham burying ground, the religious services at the house and grave being conducted by the Rev. Walter Roger.

SAMUEL HOPKINS

[Welland Tribune, 29 May 1896]

A native of the county and a former resident of Welland town died at Buffalo on Friday evening last in the person of Samuel Hopkins. He had been ill of stomach trouble for a long time, and about a week prior to his death heart trouble asserted itself and his demise is attributed to heart failure. Deceased was born in Pelham and for many years carried on the stove and tin business in this town, part of the time in company with N.J. Clayton. About six years ago he became a resident of the city in which he died. He leaves a widow, a daughter of the late Jesse Yokom of Crowland, two daughters and one son. The remains were brought to Canada and interred in Fonthill cemetery on Monday, a large number of old friends of the family following the body to the grave.

WILLIAM DISHER

North Pelham News

[Welland Tribune, 29 May 1896]

Wm. Disher, an old and respected resident of this place, died on Monday, 18th inst., at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Peter Brown. The funeral took place on Wednesday and was very largely attended, Rev. W.M. Roger officiating. Deceased leaves a family of four daughters and one son, viz: Mrs. Samuel Moyer, Jordon; Mrs. David Cohoe, Wellandport; Mrs. Nicholas, Canfield; Mrs. Adams, Michigan; David Russel Disher, Wainfleet. All grown up and doing for themselves. His wife had predeceased him by many years.

MORTON ZAVITZ

[Welland Tribune, 16 March 1894]

A large party of the friends of Morton Zavitz, learning of his intended departure for California, surprised him with a farewell visit on Tuesday evening. Mr. Zavitz is very popular in social circles, and keen regret is expressed that he intends leaving us. The change, however, is partly due to the advantages offered by milder climate of the Pacific coast, as well as for the opportunities for a young business man to succeed. The evening passed pleasantly, and before its close a beautiful volume of Campbell’s poems was presented to Mr. Zavitz as a keepsake from a circle of loving friends. Morton leaves town to-day, and on Tuesday, in company of his sister, will take the train at Port Colborne for the far west. The good wishes of a host of warm friends follow them to their new home.

GRACE DAVIS

[Welland Tribune, 16 March 1894]

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Davis sympathizes with them deeply in the loss of their infant and only child, who died on Saturday last; interment at Fonthill cemetery on Monday. 14 February 1894-10 March 1894.

MARGARET DEWHURST

[Welland Tribune, 21 May 1874]

DEWHURST-On the evening of the 13th May 1874, Maggie, wife of E.R. Dewhurst, aged 28 years.

ALICE PYNNE DEWHURST

[Welland Telegraph, 27 January 1888]

General regret will be expressed in Ottawa at the announcement of the death at her old home, Hawksbury, on Thursday, of Mrs. Dewhurst, wife of Mr. E.R. Dewhurst, of the Department of Agriculture. The circumstances are particularly sad, as the marriage of the deceased was only celebrated two months ago. Mrs. Dewhurst succumbed to an attack of pneumonia after an illness of three weeks. She possessed in this city many friends who will sympathize with Mr. Dewhurst in his sad bereavement. The deceased was only twenty-six years of age. The funeral took place on Sunday last.-Ottawa Journal.

FRANK E. MISENER

[Welland Telegraph 1904/05]

Son of the late John Misener, who died in January, 1901, was born in the Township of Wainfleet, on February 19th, 1867, where he has always lived and followed the occupation of farming. He was educated in the public school and the St. Catharines College of Commerce, where he received a diploma on graduation in 1891. It was in the same year that he was elected to serve as councillor in the township council. He held the reeveship in 1893-4-5and was thus a County Councillor, being probably the youngest man Welland ever had in that position. In 1895 he came within one vote of attaining the Wardenship, though he did not seek that position. In that year he held the chairmanship in the Industrial Home Committee. Mr. Misener was a promoter, and is today a stockholder in the Fork’s Road Natural Gas Co., and was instrumental in starting the Fenwick Company in 1902, in which he is still interested. In politics he is a staunch Conservative, at the present time serving the second term as president of the Liberal-Conservative Association of the electoral district of Monck.

RICHARD HARCOURT

[Welland Telegraph, 1904/05]

Richard Harcourt, M.A., M.P.P., was born in Seneca township, county of Haldimand, on March 17, 1849. In 1870 he took his M.A. degree at Toronto University, and in1871 he was appointed school inspector of Haldimand. Five years later he took up law with a Toronto firm, and in 1878 began his practice in Welland. The same year he was elected as a Liberal to fill a vacancy in Monck, and has held the constituency ever since. In August of 1890, he entered Sir Oliver Mowat’s cabinet as Provincial Treasurer, and afterwards took the portfolio of Minister of Education, which he now holds. He is conceded to be one of the ablest public man of the day.

PROMINENT MEN OF WELLAND COUNTY – E.W. BROOKFIELD

[Welland Telegraph 1904/05]

Was born in Crowland Township on October 3rd, 1827. His main business has been farming, but other matters have engaged his attention.  In early life he underwent Normal School Training and for a time was engaged in teaching. Later on he was Township Clerk for a number of years. He was mainly instrumental in establishing a Post Office at Brookfield Station, of which he was Postmaster for a time. He has acted as executor and trustee for some important estates, and was collector of customs at Fort Erie for about seven years. He is a Conservative in politics and was the standard bearer for his party in the Dominion elections of 1874, his opponent being the late Wm. A. Thomson, by whom he was defeated. He was subsequently offered the nomination for the Ontario Legislature which he declined.